In the former Snickers building, this warm room has ornate wooden fixtures, and feels like a Victorian tavern -- but with red lights, a cool jukebox and a spicy menu.
Formerly Club Paraiso, Latin Touch is now spicier, with a stage for live music, and DJs who supply a constant flow of reggaeton, merengue, bachata and salsa. The crowd is on the upside of casual, and they’re always ready to dance.
Brothers has grown away from its funky blues-club vibe of days past. Now it features three rooms: a restaurant/tavern, a wine bar that specializes in acoustic sounds, and the roomy Music Hall, which hosts rock, blues, jazz, and reggae acts.
In addition to offering hot dogs with dozens of toppings, the Dog slathers on the live music — with an emphasis on local indie-style bands, mixed with some cool out-of-town rockers you wouldn’t have known about otherwise.
Now That’s Class specializes in D.I.Y. vibe — but with professionalism and welcome predictability. And the music? It could be anything from punk to avant-jazz to hardcore — or some combination.
The former disco is now a social lounge, where chilling takes the place of dancing.
The accountrements are quintessential Lakewood: unpretentious atmosphere, happy-hour drink specials, filling and unfancy bar food. But the music calendar is filled with some of the area’s best singer-songwriters, blues acts, and rootsy rockers.
This DIY venue host underground shows from hard-bit locals and visiting ragers
The former indie-techno-garage-noir hang on the West Side is now morphing into an Irish-leaning tavern.
An Old Brooklyn Favorite for over 16 years, the Nickel is a little bit sports bar and a little bit dance club for the 21-and-over crowd, with big-screen TVs, a dance floor and regular karaoke nights.
Workingman's blues ooze from the corner stage at Smedley's. When the bands take a midnight break, the ghosts of Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin spook the jukebox back to life.
They won't bat an eyelash at extremely casual wear at Highland Square Tavern, where the crowd prefer music that rocks -- and their equally liberal working definition of "rocks" includes Sublime, Snoop and Journey.
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